My Dog Has Arthritis!
Dog Arthritis is a degenerative condition that affects one or more joints in dogs. One of the most common types of arthritis that dogs suffer from is Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease in dogs). 20% of all dogs will suffer from Osteoarthritis during their lifetime.
Though older dogs suffer more from arthritis, the problem also can affect younger dogs as well. It can be brought on by a host of joint conditions such hip dysplasia, damage to ligaments, patella luxation, and joint trauma. Large-breed dogs are affected by arthritis more often than small dogs, due to the extra strain placed on joints and ligaments.
Signs of Arthritis in Dogs
- 1. Dog is slow to rise from a resting position.
- 2. Dog is reluctant to climb steps.
- 3. Dog tires easily or lags behind on walks.
- 4. Dog appears stiff or even limp after activity.
If your dog has any of these symptoms, your dog may be suffering to some degree from arthritis or osteoarthritis.
Degenerative joint disease is incurable, but treatment can substantially improve the dog’s life. Here are some basic things you can do to improve your dogs life.
How to Help
Many dog owners desire a natural approach to helping their arthritic dog. While there are several effective medical approaches to treating arthritis in dogs, there also exists numerous natural remedies and lifestyle changes that have been shown to help dogs with arthritis. These tactics improve their mobility and reduce your dog's pain without the use of prescription drugs.
Allow your dog to have moderate, but not excessive exercise.
- Weight Control
Don't overfeed your dog. Additionally, adigestive enzyme with each meal to reduce possible inflammation due to poor digestion.
- Maintain Sleeping Area
Make sure your dog's sleeping area is soft and dry.
Use chondroprotective agents, such as RJX™, to repair your dog's joint cartilage and prevent further damage from arthritis. RJX includes Glucosamine sulfate, MSM, and Chondroitin which have been studied to help with symptoms of arthritis in dogs. Also, a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids will help to reduce pain that is associated with inflammation. Try Celavin Omega-3 fish oil for dogs.
Natural Supplements for Dogs with Arthritis
RJX™ for Dogs includes the key ingredients Glucosamine Sulfate, Chondroitin, and MSM. These ingredients have been studied to help with symptoms of arthritis in dogs. Nusentia has provided for significant dosing of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM and manufactured them to the highest quality standards, ensuring optimal absorption.
Enzymes™ is a complete enzyme supplement for dogs that includes eleven types of digestive and metabolic enzymes to support digestion and inflammation. When your dog completely digests his meal, there is less chance for undigested remnants to cause inflammation due to allergies and toxin build-up.